After the Paleo diet
After six months of strictly following the Paleolithic diet, I’ve now decided to go back to the ‘modern sedentarian lifestyle’.
At the beginning it was very hard, I’ve been so in love with this diet that even if I had a piece of freshly baked croissant in front of my I wouldn’t feel like having it, even if I was starting to allow myself to eat all sorts of foods, I would involuntarily go for nuts and veggies instead of rice, bread or anything that wasn’t paleo.
Now it has been 4 months since I’m not on the so called diet and I still remember those glorious days, every now and then I wish I hadn’t stopped it but I’m now surrounded by different situations that prevent me from keeping on it. There have been some good aspects and some bad ones about this change;
A very good thing that I was starting to get tired of; is that when I go to a restaurant I don’t have to analyse for hours the menu before finding something that was paleo. My stress about food has been largely reduced, because like it or not, little by little I was getting very anxious when it came to know if what I was eating was paleo or not.
On the other hand, all those sugary treats that I’ve been having, haven’t helped me a lot with keeping my body as it used to be. To be honest, I haven’t been able to return to my paleo body shape/ weight but I believe that if I start doing some more exercise and having less of those slices muffins and pancakes I can go back to what I used to like of my physical self.
There is always a solution and this post is only for people that feel like they can’t get into a diet or have experienced things like me. What I’ve realised is that everything is a matter of determination; to be on a diet is not hard if you enjoy it (as I said, I really was in love with the paleo diet) but now I’m aiming to get my determination back but focusing it on a different thing; instead of keeping on a diet, I’ll try to be more active. So I don’t know how long it will take me but I hope I’ll be soon be able to adapt to a new lifestyle.